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Rear End Auto Accident Causing Back Injuries: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

Albuquerque Auto Accident Explains Back Injuries Caused by a Rear End Auto Accident

One of the most common types of New Mexico auto accidents is a rear end auto accident.  While technology today has created many advanced safety devices, better and more protective seats, and overall safer vehicles, the spine and back is still very susceptible in any auto accident.  A rear end auto accident is a type of auto accident that places extreme stress on the back and spine, no matter how fast or slow the impact is caused.  Our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows how dangerous rear end auto accidents can be for a person’s back and spine, especially the lumbar back (lower back) or cervical spine (neck).  


Fatal Lakewood Trucking Accident on I-70: Our New Mexico Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Yesterday evening there was a deadly semi tractor trailer trucking accident involving at least 28 vehicles on I-70 in Lakewood, Colorado. This is near Denver. It appears that there was slowed or stopped traffic and the large tractor trailer truck rear ended the end of that traffic. This resulted in a violent collision which quickly was set ablaze. A massive fire and burnout area can be seen in the videos online and news articles, and the area of burned out vehicles is massive. Police have arrested the truck driver who may be charged with criminally negligent homicide. While drugs and alcohol do not appear to be the cause of the crash, apparently there was a YouTube video being shot about the traffic and the large semi tractor trailer is seen traveling at speeds over 80 MPH and colliding with the traffic. Police have not disclosed the number of fatalities yet and are still trying to assess the loss of life and injuries given the large extent of this crash.


Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Liability When a NM Trucking Accident is Caused by an Ill or Fatigued Driver

Even in the best of circumstances and situations, a large commercial vehicle like a big rig, semi tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, double trailer, or other box truck is just downright dangerous. This includes when a truck driver is in his or her best health and condition. But when a truck driver is ill or fatigued, it makes these large commercial vehicles significantly more dangerous and deadly. When an individual is injured in a NM trucking accident due to an ill or fatigued truck driver, federal regulations under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will apply and help to establish liability. This is a powerful tool for a victim of an 18 wheeler wreck and can help recover compensation for serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one.

Loss of Eyesight from New Mexico Auto Accident

New Mexico Auto Accident Causing a Loss of Eyesight

When an individual involved in a New Mexico auto accident has a loss of eyesight after a crash, it could be very debilitating and result in significant changes of one’s lifestyle.  This is because vision is one of the most important sense we have, if not the most important.  When a negligent motorist causes a serious car crash that results in injuries to an innocent person’s eyes, optic nerve, or brain, it could completely change how a person carries out his daily activities including basic hygiene, work, getting around (driving), and caring for loved ones.  Even if there is only a partial loss of vision, there could still be significant ramifications.  Any loss of vision is a catastrophic injury.

Brain Injuries to Children After a Car Crash: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

Understanding Brain Injuries to Children: Our Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains What You Need to Know

Brain injuries to anyone is very serious.  But a brain injury to the developing brain of a child is simply devastating and more likely to lead to catastrophic injuries.  According to Harvard research, auto accidents are one of the most common causes of childhood brain injuries.  Brain injuries could range from mild to severe, but even mild brain injuries to a child could have long-lasting and significant complications.  This includes damage to a child’s brain which impair cognitive, motor, and other important functions.  Whenever a child has been involved in a New Mexico car crash and has sustained a brain injury, please call our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer to learn what your rights to compensation may be.


Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Distracted Truck Drivers and 18 Wheeler Wrecks

Distracted driving is now more dangerous than drunk driving, according to research. The primary cause of distracted driving is electronic device use, particularly cell phone use. No matter the reason, cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle is not acceptable. This is particularly true for truck drivers of large commercial vehicles like big rigs, 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, and other large box trucks. When a truck driver causes a New Mexico trucking accident due to distracted driving, it turns an already dangerous motor vehicle into an unguided missile. Results can be catastrophic and likely to lead to serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of innocent people.

Disregarding Traffic Signals Causing an Albuquerque Auto Accident

Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Disregarding Traffic Signals and NM Auto Crashes

We all know that following the rules of the road is what keeps us and everyone else safe.  The rules of the road are dictated and reminded to us in the form of traffic signals and signs.  These traffic signals are used to tell us where to stop, go, turn, merge, or otherwise how to operate our motor vehicle.  These traffic signals and the rules behind them are what allows motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists to be safe on or around the roadway.  Disregarding traffic signals can result in serious and fatal NM auto crashes.  A motorist who is disregarding traffic signals places you and everyone else in danger.


Understanding When Truck Drivers Need to Inspect Cargo: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Shares a Secret to Win Unsecured Cargo Cases!

Large commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers, flatbeds, semi tractor trailers, and other big rigs haul cargo. Big cargo. That is what they do. Most companies do a good job at it too. But unfortunately many trucking companies will cut corners, not follow the law, or simply not care how they secure their cargo. Some do not inspect their cargo at all after the truck leaves the dock. Our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer knows that unsecured cargo or improperly secured cargo can lead to awful New Mexico trucking accidents which result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. This is because cargo falling off of a fast-moving big rig becomes a wrecking ball on a highway or interstate like I-10, I-40, and I-25. Cargo can easily shred through other vehicles it hits, or create deadly roadblocks for other vehicles behind a tractor trailer.

Subdural Hematoma Caused by an Auto Accident: Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

Albuquerque Auto Accident Shares How a Subdural Hematoma Can be Deadly

A subdural hematoma is a very dangerous type of head injury.  It occurs when there is bleeding inside the skull between the various layers of tissue around the brain.  A subdural hematoma is not bleeding in or on the brain, but it is bleeding next to the brain inside of the skull.  This increases the pressure inside of the skull and causes damage.  A subdural hematoma is commonly caused by a heavy impact and a direct impact to a person’s head.  An Albuquerque auto accident is a prime example who a subdural hematoma could be caused to an innocent person.  Whenever a person suffers a head injury and possibly a subdural hematoma caused by an auto accident, it is important to immediately get medical care and treatment.


Could the Fatal Lordsburg Trucking Accident on I-10 Been Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue?

We have been following a fatal Lordsburg trucking accident on I-10 that has been reported by several news agencies. A semi tractor trailer truck driver crossed the centerline median and hit another semi tractor trailer head on, and then hit a pickup truck. The 18 wheelers engulfed in flames. Both semi tractor trailer drivers died, as did an adult occupant of the pickup truck. A few days after the Lordsburg trucking accident, the second adult occupant of the pickup truck passed away. The only survivor is a 13-year-old girl in the pickup truck who was listed in critical condition. There are no updates on the condition of the brave, young girl. There are also no updates as to the investigation of the cause of the crash.


Can a Minor Commence a Wrongful Death Action in New Mexico? Lordsburg Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Using the Recent Fatal Lordsburg, NM Trucking Accident on I-10 as an Example

Early last week there was a horrible and fatal Lordsburg, NM trucking accident on I-10 involving two semi tractor trailers and one pickup truck. Four people were killed, including both truck drivers and both adults in the pickup truck, according to news sources. A brave 13-year-old girl was the sole survivor of the fiery wreck, but was listed in critical condition and no update has been released. The Lordsburg trucking crash occurred when one semi tractor trailer crossed the centerline median and struck another semi tractor trailer head on. The big rig that crossed the centerline median also hit the pickup truck. Both trucks erupted into a fiery blaze. Three people died at the scene or immediately when brought to the hospital. Another died a few days later.

Lordsburg Trucking Accident Caused by a Centerline Violation

Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains Centerline Violation in Fatal Lordsburg Trucking Accident

One week ago there was a horrific Lordsburg trucking accident caused by a centerline violation. The crash ultimately resulted in four fatalities and one 13-year-old girl suffering critical injuries. News outlets are reporting that a tractor trailer crossed the centerline for unknown reasons and collided head on with another tractor trailer. The truck also blocked the roadway and collided with a pickup truck carrying three people. The collision between the trucks also caused a large fire. Both truck drivers and both front-seat passengers in the pickup truck were killed. The crash occurred in Lordsburg, NM on I-10, which has been a common stretch of roadway for serious New Mexico trucking accidents and wrongful deaths.

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